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FAITHFUL BRILLIANCE 



Bryan Life I A publication of Brys 



Editorial Office Bryan College, P.O. Box 



Tennessee 37321- 



President: Stephen D. Livesay | Editor Tom Davis | Designer Rachel I 
Bryan College National Alumni Advisory Council President: Steve Stewart, 1 
Bryan College Alumni Coordinator Warren Cole, 2003 
Committee on Elections: Kari Ballentine, 1991; Sharron Padgett, 1987 







a letter from the 




Aren't you thankful for the sea- 
sons of life and the opportu- 
nities God gives us to cele- 
brate His goodness and faithfulness? 
With our celebration of Heritage Week 
this spring, we officially concluded our 
year-long 75th anniversary celebration. 
We began our celebration with the pub- 
lication of the 75th anniversary Bible, 
and we concluded with a look at the life 
of William Jennings Bryan and his 
involvement in the Scopes Trial 
of 1925, an unparalleled historic 
event which gave birth to Bryan 
College in 1930. 

Since our founding, thou- 
sands of students have chosen 
Bryan College to prepare them- 
selves for a life of service to our 
Savior. In this edition of Bryan 
Life, students, faculty, and admin- 
istration leaders will give voice to what 
makes Bryan unique in a world with 
thousands of colleges and universities. 
In short, Bryan is unique because she 



temporal because it fails to provide 
answers to the ultimate questions of 
our existence. In contrast, an education 
at Bryan has meaning because the foun- 
dation for all our learning is the Word 
of the eternal God, who is our Creator. 

And just as the Word of God 
focuses on a God desiring to restore a 
lost relationship with mankind, even so 
our focus must be on pursuing relation- 
ships with our fellow man — regardless 
of the vocation for which God has 
equipped us. With the authority of the 



"Bryan is unique because 

she seeks to focus on the 

two things on this earth 

that are eternal: the Word 

of God and people." 



Bible, we can confidently introduce 
others to our Savior and disciple them 
in His truth. 

Bryan students, for example, are 



pants in on-gorng community projects 
in our area, and some as mentors in 
student- to- student relationships on 
campus. 

We are excited to see the growth of 
our student body — now nearly 800 stu- 
dents; the completion of the Rankin 
Communications Center; and the on- 
going construction progress of North 
Hall, our new residence hall for women. 
And two new majors define Bryan 
College in historic and significant ways: 
Politics and Government, and Christian 
Thought. 

As we end this year of cel- 
ebration, Bryan continues her 
journey to seek God's favor by 
focusing on those things that 
are eternal and by passionately 
pursuing her mission of educat- 
ing students to become servants of 
Christ to make a difference in 
today's world. 



seeks to focus on the two things on this actively involved in multiple ministries 
earth that are eternal: the Word of God throughout the world, some as a result 
and people. of the international component of our 
A liberal arts education that does curriculum, some as members of short- 
not have a biblical worldview is at best term mission teams, some as partici- 





Stephen D. Livesay 



Bryan Life 1 



Why 
choose Bryan? 



Does a student's choice of 
college really matter? Why 
attend Bryan College? With 
more than 4,200 institutions of higher 
learning in the United States, what sets 
Bryan apart? 

During the Presidential Scholarship 
competition weekend Feb. 3-4, Bryan 
President Dr. Stephen D. Live say and 



with Jesus Christ. As you develop that 
relationship, you will understand how 
God desires to use your talents and 
abilities in His kingdom work. 

Anneli Horner: The college years 
are the crucial time of dealing with the 
ultimate questions of life, of saying 
what matters and why. In our culture 



it's not just that there are ideas worth 
fighting for; it's that there are ideas 
worth fighting with. 

Dr. Lives ay: We want students at 
Bryan College to be those who are 
going to literally shake not only this 
country but also the world for our 
Savior in whatever way He deems best. 



Assistant Director of Worldview Teams what defines a successful life is material Young people across America are no 



Anneli Horner, '05, 
answered the first ques- 
tion with a resounding 
"Yes!" Their answers to 
the second and third 
questions present a com- 
pelling invitation for stu- 
dents and their parents 
to consider Bryan as their college 
choice. 



"...Your time at college should be the 

time to cement your foundation as the 

generation of the faithful." 

Anneli Horner 



longer settling 
for the pat reli- 
gious answers of 
the past. Their 
religion is more 
authentic and 



wealth, it is success, it is social status. 
Currently we have a generation of peo- 
ple my age that have the jobs, have the 
Dr. Livesay: Where you attend col- car, the girlfriend, and don't know how 
lege does make a difference, because we to deal with the ultimate questions of 
are in a culture war. We are in a battle life. At Bryan College we don't think 



for truth, the battle for a biblical world- 
view. We need to understand that this 
life is a battlefield for spiritual truth, 
and that there are eternal consequences 
for how I live my life and what I do 
with my life. 

Bryan College is unique among col- 
leges in that we are going to encourage 
you to develop a deeper relationship 



that's good enough at all. 

We believe the reason that a 
Christian education matters is because 
your time at college should be the time 
to cement your foundation as the gen- 
eration of the faithful; that these next 
few years are a time for you to wrestle 
with the deep questions of life. I was 
once challenged by a mentor here that 



transparent — at 
its core is a rela- 
tionship with the God-Man Jesus 
Christ. Their spiritual pilgrimage is to 
know Him and understand who He is. 
It means having a relationship with the 
One who has loved us so much since 
before the foundation of the world that 
He had planned to redeem all those 
who would come unto Him. 

Miss Horner: Christianity isn't just 
about what you do. It's not a system of 
dos and don'ts. It's about pursuing a 
whole life. That means there are things 
that are right and things that are wrong. 
It means there are things we must pur- 



2 Christ above all 



sue and things that must be abstained 
from. That's ultimately what we are 
about and what we're passionate about 
at Bryan College. 

Dr. Livesay: I would like to make 
the analogy of selecting a college as 
that time [in a tennis match] when the 
racket is going to strike the tennis ball. 
The time the ball is on the racket is 
one-tenth of a second, but the type of 
racket you use makes all the difference 
as to how effective your stroke will be. 

You have had years of excellent 
preparation (positioning yourself for 
hitting the ball) and with the right rack- 
et — that is the right college — you will 
maximize all of your life's preparation 
up to this time and successfully hit the 
ball where it can be most effective. The 
follow-through is the rest of your life. 

A tennis player in the right position 
with the right stroke and the right rack- 
et will be highly successful. But I can 
tell you this, if you have the wrong 
racket, you are going to thwart a life- 
time of preparation. In fact you are not 
going to succeed in the goal you have 
as to where you want that ball to land 
and consequently not accomplish what 
God desires to do with your life. 

Miss Horner: If you're here 
tonight and your ultimate goal in life is 
to get a degree so that you can get a job 
so that you can buy stuff, that's fine, 
but don't come to Bryan College— we'll 
drive you crazy. We believe that those 
are practical outlets of a college educa- 
tion. What we are passionate about is 
laying the foundation that's going to 
make you whole for the rest of your 
life. 



"Worldview is not just 
applicable to the Bible 
classes, but in English, 

history, across the 

curriculum. It helps me 

think logically, ask the 

question 'Why?' It helped 

me take Christianity out of 

the box." 

Faith Ammen 

Political Communication Major 

Roanoke, Va. 




"Before I came to Bryan, 
I saw college as a neces- 
sary waiting period to 
get credentials to be able 
to have an impact in the 
real world. But being at 
Bryan has opened my 
eyes and shown me what 
college can really be." 

Rachel Welch 
English 
Communication Studies Major 
Covington, Fa. 




"Discussing worldview at 
Bryan has made me think 
more about life than any- 
thing else I have studied. I 

can't interact in society 
without analyzing the 

worldview I see; I can't 

settle for shallow answers. 

We are challenged here to 

search for more." 

Brittany McGehee 

Piano Pedagogy 

and Communication Studies Major 

Ruston, Fa. 




Bryan Life 3 




"Bryan has changed the 
way I live life. Experiences 

with faculty, other stu- 
dents, and interacting with 

the Dayton community 
have enabled me to see the 
importance of represent- 
ing Christ in every 
action." 

Michelle Brenner 

Athletic Training Major 

Gilbert, Ari%. 




"Bryan's worldview emphasis 
has helped me to understand 
the starting point and precon- 
ceptions of other people. ..It 
has helped make it possible for 
me to have meaningful dia- 
logues with naturalists and 
transcendentalists, because I 
can now see the world through 
their eyes." 
Charis Davidson 
Biology Major 
Knoxville, Tenn. 




"My focus is politics. Bryan's 
worldview focus has changed the 
way I look at things like the 
College Republicans and the 
Leadership Institute. ..Worldview 
is a litmus test for who we cam- 
paign for. We are about being 
Christians in this world... That 
affects who we are, what we do in 
the world." 
Jonathan Bryant 
Politcal Communication Major 
Winchester, Ky. 



Dr. Lives ay: I'm always challenged 
by looking at historical examples. 
Colleges and universities are those insti- 
tutions that shape the next generation 
in a society. When colleges are faithful 
to the clear teaching of scripture and 
fashion their curricula on the founda- 
tion of a biblical worldview, revival 
sweeps the land and righteousness and 
peace reign. But when colleges exalt 
humanity and see little need for the 
guidance of Scripture, a nation wanders 
in a sea of confusion and endless 
searching for truth. America has an 
incredible opportunity to impact the 
world because so many nations send 
their very best students to be educated 
here. It may not be enough to say that 
as goes a biblical worldview and its role 
in colleges and universities so goes this 
country, it may indeed be true for the 
entire world. 

Miss Horner: I read a book two 
years ago that changed my life, The 
Fabric of Faithfulness by Steven Garber. 
He said the three crucial things that 
must be in place for a person to have 
his faith cemented from the college 
years on are an understanding of 
worldview, living in a community that is 
committed to thinking about the big 
picture worldview implications of ideas, 
and a mentor who incarnates truth. 

You must know how to think "big 
picture" about life because we live in a 
sitcom culture that says the 20 minutes 
you watch today aren't going to connect 
to the 20 minutes tomorrow, that living 
as a Christian on Sunday has no impact 
on how you live as a Christian on 



4 Christ above all 



Friday night. We say, "No, that's not 
good enough at all." 

You must live in a community that 
is committed to thinking about life with 
those big-picture implications and then 
analyzing that from a biblical world- 
view. 

You must have mentors who incar- 
nate that truth and show you how to 
live it out, because ideas for the sake of 
having ideas for the sake of being 
abstract are worthless. They aren't 
going to do anything. The reason that 
ideas matter is because ideas have con- 
sequences for people and how they live. 

Dr. Livesay: A life of significance 
is waiting for each one of you who will 
accept the great challenge of answering 
Pilate's question, "What is truth?" If 
you truly wish to have a significant life, 
to succeed along paths only God can 
direct, you must be involved in answer- 
ing this question, and applying that 
answer to meet the challenges of our 
culture. Your choice of a college really 
does matter. 

Miss Horner: If you want to come 
to a place that is going to teach you to 
look at the big story of life, then you 
need to come to Bryan. If you want to 
live in a community of people who are 
committed to dealing with the big ques- 
tions that you might be equipped to live 
holistically, then you need to come to 
Bryan College. If you want to come to 
a school where the teachers are pas- 
sionate about developing your person- 
hood and your understanding of truth, 
because, while they are brilliant and 



they care about ideas, they care more 
about us as people, then you need to 
come to Bryan College. 

Dr. Livesay: The church today 
must be armed for intellectual battle. At 
Bryan, we are preparing students to 
grapple with those spiritual and intellec- 
tual issues that reflect our culture. As 
one of our students said, "Bryan gives 
you the toolbox so that you can engage 
the culture." 

Miss Horner: I graduated in May 
of '05, and the people that I graduated 
with floor me. One of my best friends, 
Pam, is in Guam, teaching English in 
the middle of nowhere in the Pacific 
Ocean. Another one of my friends, 
Janeil, is in Ecuador working with 
HIV/ AIDS patients. Barton is in 
downtown Oakland trying to give kids 
who have no continuity in their life at 
all some kind of coherence. We want 
people not only to go to Guam and 
teach English or go to Ecuador and 
work with AIDS patients or come back 
to Bryan and work with worldview, we 
want people who are passionate to be 
in the business world, we want people 
who are passionate about being doctors 
and teachers and redeeming marriage. 

Don't settle for the idea that your 
education is just about getting a job and 
a degree. Your purpose is about 
redemption and reconciliation in what- 
ever field you go into. Walker Percy 
once said that the affliction of modern 
man is that he gets all As and flunks 
out on life. Don't you guys dare flunk 
out on life because we need you! 




"Seeing worldview 
applications particularly in 
my major has been impor- 
tant. It has made me look 
at people in a new light. It 
has helped me understand 
that not everyone is like 

me. It has helped me 

understand the value of 

human beings. 

A student shouldn't come 

here if he doesn't want to 

be challenged, stretched, 

be given new ideas to 

think about. If you want 

to grow, be stretched 

spiritually, encounter a 

high-quality experience in 

a Christian environment, 

come to Bryan!" 

Bethany Perseghetti 

Elementary Education Major 

Kettering, Ohio. 



Bryan Life 5 




Construction underway 
on Bryan's North Hall 



The walls, roof, and floor decking are in 
place and plumbers, electricians, and 
other craftsmen have taken over the 
North Hall construction site, racing against the 
clock to have the new residence ready for its 
first occupants in August. 

Vice President for Operations Tim Hostetler 
said that, although the schedule is tight, "I have 
been given no indication that there will be any 
difficulty in meeting our targeted move-in date. 
Things have progressed pretty much according 
to schedule. That is the unusual part." 

Mr. Hostetler said the speed of construction 
to this point "has impressed and astounded 
those on campus." One of the workmen on site 
said the Monday that students returned from 
Spring Break, "We had a crowd at the fence all 
morning watching and taking pictures." 

To see regular updates on the North Hall 
project, visit the college web site at 
www.bryan.edu and click on the "construction 
updates" button. 




O Christ above all 



Bryan offers two new majors 



Majors in Christian Thought and Politics and 
Government will join the 16 existing majors 
beginning this fall, Academic Vice President 
Cal White has announced. 

"As far as we can determine, Bryan will be the only 
school in the Council of Christian 
Colleges and Universities with a 
major in Christian Thought," Dr. 
White said. "In fact, most other pro- 
grams in this field are at the Master's 
or Ph.D. level." 

To earn a degree in Christian 
Thought, a student must complete 44 
credit hours in disciplines including 

economics, philosophy, Bible, history, and English beyond 
the general education requirements. Students will also 
complete a minimum of four credits in cooperation with 
the Bryan Center for Critical Thought and Practice. 

Dr. Paul Boling, who will direct the major, said the 



The Politics and Government major also will take an 
interdisciplinary approach, with students required to com- 
plete 39 hours in politics and government, history, philos- 
ophy, economics, and communication studies. 

Dr. Ron Petitte, director of the new major, said the 



"[The Christian Thought major] will give students a 

broad exposure to fields such as economics, 
philosophy, history and culture with an emphasis on 

Christian perspective." 
Dr. Paul Boling 



program is modeled on Oxford University's Philosophy, 
Politics, and Economics degree program. "This gives us a 
unique umbrella to spread over the diverse faculty who 
will be teaching in the program, and it gives students a 
broader education than a formal political science pro- 



new program "has grown naturally out of who we are, our gram" he said. 

emphasis on worldview and apologetics, and our relation- One of the hallmarks of the major will be internship 

ship with Summit Ministries. in state and national venues. "I recently spoke with the 

"This will give students a broad exposure to fields such United States' ambassador-at-large for International 

as economics, philosophy, history, and culture with an Religious Freedom, who expressed an interest in our stu- 

emphasis on Christian perspectives." dents, and Sen. Lamar Alexander has asked for Bryan stu- 
dents to intern in his offices." 



"[The Politics and Government major] gives us a 
unique umbrella to spread over the diverse faculty who 
will be teaching in the program, and it gives students a 

broader education than a formal political science 

program ." 
Dr. Ron Petitte 



He said Christian Thought differs from Bryan's tradi- 
tional liberal arts major in that it is more philosophically 
oriented, and will require two years of Greek or Latin as 
the foreign language. 



Dr. Petitte said studies will be 
supplemented through cooperative 
arrangements with the Bryan 
Center as well as the Center for 
Law and Government. 

Dr. White said the Bryan Center 
seminar program lends itself to 
these majors because "every semi- 
nar we have can be tied directly to 

the discipline of Christian Thought, and many can be 

linked to politics and government." 



Bryan Life *7 



The Bryan Center for Critical r 

An update on the four programs that together 
provide a dynamic approach to engaging culture 



C.L.A.G. 

The Center for Law and Government has 
launched a quarterly newsletter, directed 
toward state legislators, seeking to provide 
information and encouragement as they serve their 
constituencies. 

Foundations is a digest of thoughtful articles writ- 
ten from a biblical perspective or espousing a posi- 
tion legislators need to consider. Bryan College stu- 
dents are helping with evaluation and selection of 
articles. 

CLAG Director David Fowler is working on 
plans for the 2006 Foundations Forum, a seminar 
to help state legislators understand the biblical 
foundations for law, government, and economics. 
At this time it appears that the seminar speaker will 
be Nancy Pearcey, author of Total Truth. 



Summit Ministries 



The Myers Institute 

The Myers Institute is intensifying its mis- 
sion through the Passing the Baton project 
— a 1 0-year initiative to identify and mobi- 
lize 1 million leadership coaches who will personal- 
ly and intentionally equip the next generation of 
culture- shaping leaders. 

Fifteen speakers have been trained to date to 
deliver a one-day workshop, and a coaching pro- 
gram has been developed to help Christian schools 
and churches turn their organizations into resource 
centers for leadership training. 

We also have developed a network of leadership 
coaches around the world through Passing the 
Baton. Anyone interested in the Passing the Baton 
project is invited to call the Myers Institute at 423- 
570-1000 or visit the web site at wwwpassingtheba- 
ton.org. 



While the focus of Summit Ministries- East is the annual two-week summer leadership conferences for 
high school and college students, there really is no off-season for Director John Stonestreet and the 
staff. 
In January, Mr. Stonesteet returned to Aukland, New Zealand, where he worked with the Maxim Institute to 
provide Summit-like training for 1 00 young leaders in that country. 

This spring has featured training in Biblical Worldview for students, teachers, and parents in Iowa, Alabama, 
Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia. In March, Mr. Stonestreet was the keynote speaker for the Indiana 
Association of Home Educators Convention, and spoke at the Summit Spring Conference in Colorado. In April 
he will lead weekend seminars for churches in Texas and Georgia. 



O Christ above all 



Thought and Practice: 




Among those who attended the recent symposium on the Scopes Evolution Trial, the concluding event in Bryan Colleges 75th anniversary 
celebration, were three relatives of trial participants. Seated in the front row during a lecture by Pulitzer Pri^e-winning historian were, 
from left, Jenna (Mrs. Jack) Raulston; Mr. Raulston, a second cousin of trial Judge John T. Raulston; Chancellor Jeff Stewart, grandson 
of trial District Attorney Tom Stewart; andUnda (Mrs. Jeff Stewart. Not pictured is TLmily Miller, grand niece of Judge Raulston. 



C.O.R.E. 

Dr. Todd Wood and Dr. Kurt Wise of the Center for Origins Research, in cooperation with Dr. 
Richard Cornelius, Bryan College Scopes liaison, coordinated plans for "Deconstructing Scopes: 
Unraveling the Mythology of the World's Most Famous Trial," a national symposium on the Scopes 
Trial held in conjunction with the college's 75th anniversary celebration. 

CORE is in the process of posting articles to its Hybridatabase, an on-line resource of articles from scientif- 
ic journals concerning interspecific hybridization records. Dr. Wise said the work of collecting articles should be 
completed this semester, but the process of posting information will continue. The Hybridatabase is located at 
www.bryancore.org/hdb. 

The C.O.R.E. staff is continuing to digitize and post selected creationist journals that are not easily accessi- 
ble to researchers. This database is located at www.bryancore.org/celd. 



Bryan Life 9 




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^sports 



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Lady Lions make nationals 



The Lady Lions' third straight appearance in the NAIA 
national tournament capped an outstanding season that 
leaves Coach Matt Bollant excited about prospects for 
next year. 

Bryan defeated Bethel (Tenn.) College 73-68 in the 
opening round of the 32-team tournament before falling to 
Cedarville, then ranked first in the nation, 56-86. 

"For 15 minutes we played with the best team in the 



country," Coach Bollant said. "We got worn down, and that 
hurt us in the second half. But it was exciting to be there and 
take the next step. 

"I feel very good about the season," the coach said. 
"We lost five seniors last year, but the girls worked hard to take 
the program to the next level. I'm excited about next year, 
building on what we accomplished this season." 



Outstanding athletes honored by AAC 



Eleven players from the Bryan 
men's and women's basketball 
team, including the Lady Lions' 
first NAIA All- American, were recog- 
nized for outstanding achievement this 
season. 

The Lady Lions won 
their first regular season 
Appalachian Athletic 
Conference championship 
with a 17-3 conference 
record and ended the year 
26-8 overall. 

Brittany Swanson, a jun- 
ior center from Tellico 
Plains, Tenn., was named an 
NAIA All- American, the only 
AAC player chosen. 

Coach Matt Bollant said, "Brittany 
had an outstanding junior year. She is 
very deserving of her award, as she did 
so many things to help our team win. 

lO Christ above all 



Brittany took a huge step defensively for 
us this year, helping our team hold oppo- 
nents under 60 points per game, a school 
record." 

Receiving conference honors, for 
the women, were Brittany Swanson, first 
team All Conference and 
conference Player of the 
Year; Sarah Coffman, 
first team All 
Conference; and Kellie 
Thurman, All 
Conference. 

Ashley Gray was 
named to the All 
Freshman team. All 
Conference Academic Team 
honorees were Lacey Swanson, Lacy 
Mellon, and Amanda Davidson. 

For the men, Versell Wells was named 
to the All Conference team. Nick Hansen 
was named second team All Conference 




Brittany 
Swanson 



and to the All Defensive team; and 
Jonathan Little was named to the second 
team All Conference. 

Tyler Cook and Nick Hansen were 
named to the All Academic squad. 

One member of the volleyball team 
received conference and region honors. 

Kim Barlow was named to the All 
Conference first team and to the All 
Region second team. She finished the 
year eighth in the NCCAA in blocking 
and twentieth in kills per game. 

Abby Humphrey was ranked 23rd in 
the NCCAA in kills per game, Christine 
Pratt was ranked 1 8th in digs, Kathryn 
Rawley was ranked 20th in assists. 
Overall, the team was ranked 10th in 
blocks. 



Summit 



Student Leadership Conferenc 



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a I consider Summit Ministries to be one 

of the very best resources available, and I 

don't say that lightly." 

Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family 



What's the purpose of Summit's Student 
Leadership Conferences? 

It's not enough to simply believe. You have to 
know why you believe what you do and be 
able to defend it. Imagine a summer crash 
course that helps you understand and articulate 
the Christian response to everything from 
abortion to Islam to humanism and everything 
in between. It's called the Summit. Reaching 
the top will change your life. . .possibly even 
the world. 



Summit Topics Include: 



Christian Worldview studies 
Worldviews in Collision (Islam, Hum; 
Defense of Home, Church, and State 



America's Christian History 

Creation, Evolution, Intelligent Design 

Free-market Economics 



• Courtship, Dating, Marriage 

• Feminism 



shin/ Communication Skills 



• Abortion/ Homosexuality 

WIid teaches at Summit? 

Assisting Dr. Noebel is an outstanding faculty: 
Dr. Michael Bauman, Dr. Frank Beckwith, Dr. 
Kurt Wise, Dr. Wayne House, Dr. Jeff Myers, 
Dr. Robert Linden, Dr. Del Tacket, Dr. J.P. 
Moreland, Dr. Norman Geisler, Dr. Bill 
Brown, Debbie Brezina, Kevin Bywater, 
Chuck Edwards, Greg Koukl, Mark Cahill, 
John Stonestreet, and others. 



Dates for Summit-East at Bryan College: 



9-Tulv 21 



For more information: 



Summit Ministries 

P.O. Box 207 

Manitou Springs, CO 80829 

Phone: 719-685-9103 

Fax: 719-685-9330 

Email: info@summit.org 

Web: www.summit.orp; 



www.summit.Dn 



Bryan Life 11 






A mother's 
gift lives on 



After a lifetime of ministry, Ralph, '54, and Melba 
(Mays), '55, Maynard are enjoying retirement, 
aided by income from an annuity Ralph's mother 
bought for them 20 years ago. 

For Ralph, their story begins in the Army during World 
War II, when he "promised the Lord that if He got me 
home alive I would go to a school where the Bible was 
taught." After studying at two other schools, he transferred 
to Bryan in 1952, where he earned a degree in English 






Bible. 

Melba, on 
the other hand, 




'She appreciated what Bryan did for us.' 









became involved with Youth for Christ at her home in 
Orlando, Fla., where she accepted Christ as savior. Irene 
(Correil) Hall, '49, wife of the YFC director, told her about 
Bryan, and Melba enrolled in the fall of 1950, studying 
Christian education. "I didn't come from a strong evangeli- 
cal background, so when I got there it was the most won- 
derful experience," she said. 

It seems Ralph noticed Melba before she noticed him. 
"I had a hard time with her because she was dating every- 
body else," he said with a laugh. But faculty members 
Kermit Zopfi, '50x, and Alma Rader encouraged him. 
They were married after Mel graduated in 1955. 

"We knew from talking it over of our interest in pio- 
neer missions work," Ralph said. "The Lord opened the 
door for us to go to Dutch New Guinea." Much of their 
time there was spent among "primitive, stone-age people," 
he said. "The station where we were the longest, the peo- 
ple had never seen white men, cloth, or metal." 

The Maynards were in New Guinea for 1 5 years, then, 
as Ralph says with a chuckle, "we had a 20-year furlough 
and went back in 1999 for a year. "What a joy it was to see 
them," Ralph said of the nationals with whom they had 
worked. "They are now missionaries, teachers, Bible school 






administrators." 

During that "furlough" Ralph taught, then pastored at 
churches in Kissimmee, Fla., where they still live. 

Melba said they told Ralph's mother about Bryan's 
annuity program, which allows an individual to invest with 
the college and receive an income for life. In this case, Mrs. 
Thelma Maynard chose an annuity which continued to pro- 
vide income to Ralph and Melba after her death. 

"She appreciated what Bryan did for us," Ralph 
explained. "The money is very helpful. I never cease to 
appreciate what Mom did by taking it out." 

Their annuity is not the only link they maintain with 
Bryan. The have attended the 50th anniversary celebrations 
for their classes and meet with alumni in the Orlando area. 
"We enjoyed it when (Development Director) Jim Barth 
and the whole crew came and talked to us about Bryan," 
Melba said. "It's really impressive to see how God is work- 
ing there." 

For information about how you could benefit from a 
Charitable Gift Annuity, and help Bryan College at the 
same time, contact Jim Barth at 423-775-7280 or by email 
at barthji@bryan.edu. 






12 Christ above all 









There's 

More Than 

One Way To 

Express Your 

Stewardship 

Desires. 


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personal. And thanks to strategies made possi- year. Gifts of stock and real estate also may 
ble in large part by tax laws that recognize the produce tax benefits and savings, 
benefits of stewardship, there is more than one Trust agreements make it possible to 
way to demonstrate your investment in Bryan bypass capital gains tax on appreciated assets, 
College. receive a tax deduction, and even increase 

Since the earliest years of our history as a income. And, of course, bequests via the Last 
nation, the support of organizations that Will and Testament offer a way for anyone to 
strengthen the fabric of our society has been give a lasting legacy to important values, 
encouraged. For a brochure on the ways to make a char- 
Today there are tax incentives for making itable gift, call or write our Estate Planning 
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Dear Alumni, 



Staying in touch - and getting 
alumni in touch with each other — 
is one of the most important 
functions of the Alumni office. 
Relationships forged on Bryan Hill last 
long after graduation, but alumni from 
different decades, for example, some- 
time need assistance bridging the gap 
created by the years. That's where the 
Alumni office can help. 

Special alumni events and alumni 
chapters are our way of helping alumni 
stay connected. In February, for exam- 
ple, 29 alumni and friends met at Sugar 
Mountain, N.C., for a ski outing. Those 
who came had a great time, even the 
ones who discovered that snow isn't as 
soft as it looks when you fall on it! Visit 
the Alumni page on the Bryan web site 
at www.bryan.edu/alumni to see pic- 
tures of the Sugar Mountain trip. 

Several alumni chapters have been 
organized or revived recently, thanks to 
the efforts and enthusiasm of alums 
who want to maintain relationships 
with each other and with the college. 

In February, Charlotte, N.C., -area 
alumni gathered to organize their alum- 
ni chapter. Some 30 alumni heard an 
update from the college, and Anneli 
Horner, '05, assistant director of 
Worldview Teams, spoke about the 
worldview emphasis in the college cur- 
riculum. There was plenty of news to 
report, as you can tell as you peruse 
Bryan Life. These alumni just heard it a 
little sooner. 

For recent graduates, a discussion of 
worldview might seem unnecessary, but 
alumni from earlier years may not be as 
familiar with what that term means. 
One lady told Anneli that she had 
heard of worldview thousands of times 
but Anneli explained the concept in a 



way that helped her better 
understand the idea. 

One of the benefits alum- 
ni chapters offer is the oppor- 
tunity to become more edu- 
cated, even about things we 
think we understand. Anneli 
helped achieve that goal in 
Charlotte, and it is important 
to repeat that success else- 
where. 

Alumni events and alumni 
chapters are great ways to stay 
in touch and stay informed, 
but Bryan's web site 
(www.bryan.edu) and e- 
newsletter E-Lumine can keep 
you up-to-date more consis- 
tently. Visit the web site often, and if 
you don't receive E-Lumine, send an 
email to alumni@bryan.edu so you can 
be sure to receive those monthly 
updates. 

Your alumni office is actively work- 
ing to establish alumni chapters wher- 
ever alumni want to gather. There will 
be chapter events in April and May, and 
I encourage you to attend one near you. 
We would love to see each alum 
become involved with the Alumni 
Association. If you live where a chapter 
has been organized, join! If you live 
near other alumni but don't have a 
chapter, start one! Contact us and we'll 
help every step of the way. 

Bryan alumni are making a differ- 
ence in the world, and we want you to 
keep making a difference at your alma 
mater as well. 

Blessings, 

Warren Cole '03 




keep in 

touch 



Want to contact Warren Cole 
about hosting an alumni gathering 
in your hometown? Email him at 
warren.cole@bryan.edu, or call the 
Bryan College Advancement office 
at 423-775-7323 

Just made an exciting career 
move, added a member to your 
family, or tied the knot? Let us 
know by submitting news to Lion 
Tracks: 

Lion Tracks 
Bryan College 
P.O. Box 7000 
Dayton, TN 37321 
alumni@bryan.edu 



14 Christ above all 



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1940s •; 

LOWELL, '42, and REBECCA 
(PECK), '40, HOYT moved to a sen- 
ior adult living community in Dayton, 
Tenn., from their home of the past 
four years in Forsyth, Ga., in April 
2005. They are with friends from their 
earlier time in Dayton and at Bryan. 

C. SUMNER WEMP, '45x, has an 

email ministry to some 9,000 people in 
120 countries, and writes soul- winning 
articles for Liberty Journal and the Biblical 
Evangelist. He expressed "a big thanks" 
to his teachers at Bryan who helped 
prepare him for this ministry. 

KEN MARKEN, '47, reports that his 
wife, Evelyn, died Jan. 27, five days 
before their 60th wedding anniversary. 
Ken still works part-time on the staff 
of Immanuel Baptist Church in 
Richmond, Va. 



1950s •; 

ROY CLARK, '51, looks forward to 
celebrating 50 years in the Gospel min- 
istry this year. He and his wife, Gloria, 
live in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he is 
associate director of Church Ministries 
at Radio Bible Class. 

STERLING, '51, and RUTH ANN 
(ADAMS, STERLING), '51x, 
THEOBALD have moved from St. 
Louis, Mo., to Winona Lake, Ind.., near 
Ruth Ann's son and his family. 

DR. RALPH HAYES, '59, is in his 

18th year as a professor and staff mem- 
ber at Clearwater Christian College in 
Clearwater, Fla. 

1960s •; 

KENT, '63x, and Willina Coon LUEB 
returned to the States in November 
2004, after ministering; in Holland for 



30 years. Kent is managing director of 
Living Word Legacy, and the Leubs 
help home school their five grandchil- 
dren and care for their 90-year-old 
mothers. 

BOB KAATZ, '67x, took early retire- 
ment from his job at MBNA, then 
began a second career as quality manag- 
er at AccelaPure, a chemical purifica- 
tion company. He and his wife, 
DOROTHY (SIDES), '65, are enjoy 
ing their seven grandchildren. They are 
active in their church where she sings in 
the choir and serves on the missions 
committee and he is an elder, teaches 
Sunday school and two small groups. 
They recently moved into a ranch home 
"so our aging knees don't have to climb 
so many stairs!" 

1970s •; 

TERRY HILL, '71, reports that the 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes min- 
istry in the Philadelphia, Pa., area is 



Bryan Life 15 



growing, with more than 50 student-led 
huddles in high schools, and additional 
outreaches to the college and profes- 
sional teams in the area. KELLIE 
HILL, '01, is a nurse in a hospital in 
Philadelphia, and KIMMIE HILL, 
'03, works with her dad for FCA. She 
recendy began to lead a Bible study for 
wives and girlfriends of the 
Philadelphia 76ers. The family is rejoic- 
ing that TERRY HILL II, '05x, has 
returned safely from service with the 
military in Iraq. 

DEBBIE (KRUEGER), '75, WIN- 
GENROTH and her husband, Brian, 
have moved to Deer field Beach, Fla., 
where Brian has accepted a call to 
Grace Baptist Church. They served for 
17 years in Farmington Hills Baptist 
Church in Michigan. Debbie works as a 
substitute school teacher. 

BILLY GRAHAM, '75, recently was 
elected to the Dayton, Tenn., City 
Council, which also serves as the 
Dayton City School Board. He contin- 
ues to serve on the Rhea County Board 
of Education. 

" DR. JEFF, 
'76, and 
Darlene 
BRUEHL 
met CHIP 
RASCHER, 

'78x, and his 

Chip and Kyle Rascher family on the 

and Teff Bruehl . . . 

cruise ship 

Inspiration during a Christmas cruise. 

Chip's son, Kyle is a freshman at Bryan 

this year. 

LARRY NICKS, '77, deserves recog- 

lO Christ above all 




nition for his accomplishments as a 
coach in the top class in Indiana basket- 
ball, according to DR. RALPH 
HAYES, '59, who hired Larry after he 
graduated from Bryan. Larry is athletic 
director and head basketball coach at 
Indianapolis Arlington High School, 
and has tied for the most wins of the 
Indianapolis City Tournament with a 
coach who set the record in 1934. Larry 
was chosen "Super Team Coach of the 
Year" in 2005 by The Indianapolis Star. 

FRAN SEIFORD, '78x, is celebrating 
25 years in business as CEO and chief 
artistic officer of Stampendous, Inc., 
which manufactures her designs as rub- 
ber stamps. The stamps are manufac- 
tured in Anaheim, Calif, and sold in 
major craft stores across the country. 
Fran enjoys many international business 
trips to teach stamping. Fran said, "To 
be able to make a living and have this 
much fun at it is an incredible blessing." 

DR. JOHN KAISER, '79, has been 
named president of the Fellowship of 
Evangelical Baptist Churches in 
Canada, the country's second-largest 
Baptist denomination. John and his 
wife, LEONORE (MARKOW), '79, 
lived in Florida for 1 8 years where John 
taught and was a pastor. For the past 
six years, John served as a consultant 
and church-planting director for 
Growing Healthy Churches based in 
northern California. His new book, 
Winning on Purpose: How to Organise 
Congregations to Succeed in Their Mission, is 
due for release in March. 

Glenn and SHARI (BENTLEY), '79, 



HANBEY have moved to Auburn, 
Wash., following Glenn's retirement 
from the Air Force. Glenn works for 
Boeing, and Shari is home schooling 
Devon, 13, and keeping up with Lance, 
11, and Logan, 6. 




Hanbey Family in Australia 

1980s %\ 

David and MONIQUE (PIERCE), 
'83, COCANOUGHER are rejoicing 
that they were able to move into a new 
home in 2005 and begin fixing up their 
old house to 
sell. Both 
houses sur- 
vived hurri- 
cane season 
without 
damage! 

Daughter Caitlin is a sophomore in 
high school, and son Robert is in his 
final year in elementary school. 

ANN (EGNER), '84, BYLE has had 

her first book published. The Making of 
a Christian Bestseller was released by 
FaithWalk Publishing in March 2006. 
Ann and her husband, Ray, and their 
four children, Bree, 15; Abby, 13; Jay, 7; 
and Jared, 5, live in Grand Rapids, 
Mich., where Ann is a freelance writer. 




DR. JEFF PIPE, '86, after 13 years 
working as a psychologist in a rather 
large Christian counseling practice, 
opened his own private practice, 
Tapestry Psychological Associates, in 
Marietta, Ga., in 2005. After being open 
for only one month, his schedule filled 
to the point he has taken four other 
professionals into the practice. Jeff and 
his wife, MICHELE (FLEET), '84, 
live in Marietta. 

JOY STODDARD, '86, who worked 
in the Alumni Office with STEVE 
SNYDER, '64x, while she was at 
Bryan, is an associate attorney with the 
law firm of Cunningham, Meyer, & 
Vedrine, P.C., in Illinois. She uses her 
background as a nurse practitioner to 
defend hospitals, physicians, nurses, and 
ancillary personnel in medical malprac- 
tice cases. 

MICHAEL GOAD, '86, has been 
named chief financial officer at the 
Bank of Holland, Mich., after working 
at Cornerstone University. His wife, 
CLAUDIA (CICILIANI), '90x, works 
as an interpreter for the court system 
and hospitals in the area. The Goads 
have three children, George, 14; Katina, 
12; and Giselle, 7. 

ESTHER (NOCK) NICHOLSON, 

'86, has retired as a teacher in 
Worcester County, Md., but still substi- 
tute teaches several days a week. 

BILL and VIOLET CATHER, '81H, 

have moved into a senior adult living 
community in Dayton, Tenn., where 
many of their neighbors are friends 
from their time at Bryan. 



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Young memebers of the Mayhood family 

KENNETH COLE, '87, is pastor of OFF, '96, for Christmas, and sent this 

Bethel Baptist Church in West Point, picture of their children. From left are 

Ga., and directs trucking operations for Ewen and Ethan Peters, Zachary 

a local business. His wife, Pam, works Orndoff, Jackson Chairvolotti, Madison 

in the school system. They have a son, Peters, and Madeline and Audrey 

Kennedy, 8. Chairvolotti. 



TOM SHANLEY, '89, reports that he 
and his family have moved from 
Orlando, Fla., to Stewartsville, N.J., 
where he works with Chrysler. He 
recently celebrated his 1 5th year work- 
ing with the company. Tom said he, 
SCOTT PINSON, '89; DUANE 
JEFFERS, '93; DAN HARRING- 
TON, '89; and KEN SMITH, '89x, 
keep in touch regularly and get together 
a couple of times a year to play golf 
and reminisce about their sports 
achievements at Bryan "as being 
better than they probably were." 



1990s 



♦:• 



SHEILA (MAYHOOD), '92, 
CHAIRVOLOTTI writes to 
update friends on the Mayhood family. 
Sheila and her husband, Tom, got 
together with her sisters SUSAN 
(MAYHOOD), '94, and Christopher 
PETERS, and MANDY (MAY- 
HOOD), '97, and TROY ORND- 



MICKEY, '91, and CAROLYN 
(KNAPP), '86, CHRISTIANSEN 

live in Knoxville, Tenn., where Mickey 
is an account executive for Mollenhour 
Investment Group and Carolyn is a 
home school teacher in Spanish and 
culture. Carolyn and their eldest child, 
Carla, 15, went on a dance-ministry trip 
to the British Isles this past summer. 
Carla's siblings are Micah, 12; Ana, 10; 
Peter, 9; and Andrew, 4. 

ROBERT, '91, and 
KARIS (WHITE), 
'90, KOEHN are 

living in Paintsville, 
Ky, while on fur- 
lough from their 

service in 

Koehn Family ,. ,. . -, 

Mozambique with 

Africa Inland Mission. While most of 

their time is dedicated to church work, 

Karis is doing some dental work on the 

side. Their sons are Daniel, 8; Joseph, 

6; and Caleb, 3. 




7Bryan Life 1TJ 




Salter Family 
CHRIS (BARNSHAW), '93, and 

Chip SALTER announce the birth of 
their twin daughters, Ansley Grace, 
who weighed 3 lbs., 14 02., and Kaitlyn 
Faith, who weighed 3 lbs., 8 02., on 
June 12, 2005. After several weeks in 
the neonatal intensive care unit, the 
girls are doing well. After 1 1 years of 
teaching middle school math, Chris is a 
stay-at-home mom, and Chip is a vice 
president with Bank of America in 
Charlotte, N.C. 

ALICIA 
(HILL), '93, 
and Tim 
ROWE 
announce the 
birth of their 
daughter, 
Vanessa Ruth, 
on Aug. 22, 




Tommy, Victor, and 
Vanessa Rowe 



2005, 10 months after Tim and Alicia 
returned from Ukraine with their 
adopted son, Victor. Alicia home 
schools big brother Tommy, a kinder- 
gartner, and Tim is an engineer with the 
Trane company. 

KELLY (LUTHER), '93, STULTZ 

has been named minister of music at 
First Presbyterian Church in 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

JAMES MATTHEW, '94, and Angela 

FRITZ of Kingston, Tenn., announce 

lo Christ above all 




the birth of their 

second daughter, 

Braxton Olivia, 

on Oct. 11,2005. 

Braxton weighed 

6 lbs., 2 02., and 

was 19 1/2 inches 

long. She joins 

big sister Avery ^ Tltz F am ity 

Elise, 2. Matt is in operations with the 

Tennessee Valley Authority at the 

Kingston Fossil Plant and Angie is a 

working stay-at-home mom. 

CHRIS, '94, and CHANIN (ASH- 
WORTH), '93, GILMAN and their 
children recently traveled from their 
home in Richmond, Va., to visit DON- 
ALD DASS, '94, and his wife, 
Rosemarie, and their children in Miami, 
Fla. 





Gilman and Dass Families 

JULIA (FRED- 
ERICK), '95, 

and Greg 
LaROCHELLE 

announce the 

birth of their 

son, Alexander, 

on Jan. 26. Alexander weighed 6 lbs., 15 

02., and was 20 3 A inches long. He joins 

big sister Kristen, 2. 

RUTH (NAUGLE), '95, and Rob 

KEATHLEY announce the birth of 
their first child, Robert Andrew, on 



Alexander 
LaRochelle 



Aug. 29, 2005. The Keathleys live in 
Loganville, Ga., where Rob is a com- 
puter programmer and Ruth is staying 
home with Andy. 

CRISTY KROEKER, '96, and Erik 
van Oosten 
were married in 
Brazil on June 
25, 2005. They 
are doing a 
course in lin- 
guistics this 
spring in Brazil, 
then plan to 
take a furlough 
in the U.S. in the fall. 




Erik and Christy Van 
Oosten 




ANNETTE (SHARPE), '96, and 

Matt CUMMINGS announce the birth 

of their first child, Karissa Joy, on May 

30, 2005. They live in Philadelphia, Pa., 

where Matt is a 

full-time student 

at Westminster 

Theological 

Seminary. 

Annette works 

part-time as a 

family nurse 

^v- r Cummings Family 

practitioner for a & 

Christian clinic ministering to 
Hispanics. They are also involved with 
a multi-cultural, inner city church min- 
istry in their neighborhood. Annette 
can be contacted at sharp ean@mind- 
spring.com. 

SCOTT HILL, '96, writes to say that 
he and his wife, Ivonne, have two chil- 
dren: Matthew, 6; and Mark, 4. In the 
past 10 years he has been a teacher, 
missionary, and youth pastor. He said, 



"Everywhere I go the name of Bryan is 
received with a warm greeting. Thank 
you for keeping up this wonderful insti- 
tution." 



DANIEL, '97, 

and 

CHRISTIE 
(WILHOIT), 
'99, WAL- 
TERS 

announce the 
birth of their 
son, Jude 
Christian, on 
Dec. 24, 2005, 
in Baltimore, Md. 




Daniel, Christie and 

Jude Walters, Noel, 

Dr. Mel and Susan 

Wilhoit 



MATT and ANDREA (KEMP) 

BOSTIC, both '97, announce the birth 
of their fourth child, Trey Matthew, on 
Sept. 18, 2005. Trey weighed 8 lbs., 14 
oz. He joins his three big sisters, Alea, 
7; Olivea, 5; and Emelea, 3. Trey was 
named for Matt's Guinness World 
Record that he set in May 2005 for the 
most 3-point basketball shots made in 
24 hours. Matt made 6,272 NBA-range 
3-point shots, 51 more than the old 
record, in honor of his mom who died 
of leukemia ten years ago at the age of 
51. 




Alea, Olivea, Emelea and Trey 
Bostic 




Quinton and Kristin 
WILL and PAM (OLSON) SAR- 
RELL, both '97, live in Dayton, Tenn., 
with their three children, Michael, 14; 
Chris, 11; and Matthias, 6. Will, a first 
lieutenant in the National Guard, 
returned in 
November 
from a 
deploy- 




ment in 

Iraq. He 

returned to |_ 

his civilian Sarrell Family 

job with BlueCross in January. 

ALAN SLATEN, '97x, and his wife, 
Kathy, live in Chula Vista, Calif, where 
Alan is a cryptologist for the U.S. Navy. 
He spent six months of 2005 on 
deployment in the Persian Gulf. 

Jeff and KRISTI (DILLER), '97, 

WOLFE announce the birth of their 
fourth child, Max Levi, on Dec. 26, 
2006. Max weighed 7 lbs., 10 02., and 
was 20 inches long. He joins two sisters 
and a brother. 

DEANNA (STEPHENS), '97, and 

Justin GRANT announce the birth of 
their daughter, Lauren Alane, on Oct. 
23, 2005. The Grant family lives in 
Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. 



Kocher and friends 
QUINTON KOCHER, '97, and 
Kristin Abbamonte were married June 
18, 2005. Bryan alumni in the wedding 
included JEFF JENNINGS, '94, and 
JOHN GOSSE, '99. Alumni in atten- 
dance included MARK KOCHER, 
75x; DEBORAH (BAKER) 
KOCHER, '74x; JOEL KOCHER, 
'75x; SUE (KLINGBERG) 
KOCHER, '75x; TODD JACKSON, 
'95; JOHN SPEARS, '95; ERIC 
WALKER, '96x; and JOHN LEA, 
'97x. Quinton works as a sales repre- 
sentative for Medtronic Neurological. 
The couple lives in Greensboro, N.C. 

JEFF and MARCY (WHISMAN) 

PAULSON, both '98, report that Jeff 
has been chosen from thousands of 
applicants to present workshops around 
the country this summer for the U.S. 
Department of Education on develop- 
ing effective science instruction. It will 
not only be available to over 25,000 
teachers through the summer work- 
shops, but will be on the U.S. 
Department of Education web page 
for teachers to view and earn profes- 
sional development credits throughout 
the year. 

PAUL GORDON, '99, and Nicole 
Lapham were married May 28, 2005, in 

Bryan Life 19 



Albany, N.Y. Members of the Bryan 
family who attended included the 
groom's best man, CHARLES, '98, 
and BROOKE (SHEPHERD), '97, 
FOX; BENJAMIN PHILIP, '99; 
KLON, '99, and TRACY 
(SCHULTZ), '98, KITCHEN along 
with their daughter Ava; ANDREW 
BOWERS, '99; and groomsman 
JIMMY TAYLOR, '98. Paul and 
Nicole live in Troy, N.Y, where Paul is 
a CPA working for First Niagara Bank 
and Nicole is completing her Pharm.D. 
program at Albany College of 
Pharmacy. 

BRANDON, '99, and TAMMY 
(DOEJAAREN), '00, BALLARD 

~~| announce 
the birth of 
their second 
daughter, 
Anna 
Emmalies, 
on Oct 4, 
2005. Anna 

joins big sister Ella, 2. The Ballards live 

in Trenton, Ga. 

ANDY, 99, and ROBIN (OLIVE), 
'98, SARINE announce the birth of 
their 





Sarine Family 



Wesley. The Sarine family lives in Apex, 

NC. 

20 Christ above all 




LEANNA 
(MOORE), 

'99, and 

Tony 
MURPHY 

announce the 
birth of their Murphy Family 

first child, Hanna Elizabeth, on Oct. 6, 
2004. Hanna weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. The 
Murphy s live in Cleveland, Tenn., 
where Tony is an electrical engineer for 
the Tennessee Valley Authority and 
Leanna is a women's health nurse prac- 
titioner. They would love to hear from 
friends at amllmurphy@hotmail.com. 

TONYA (SMITH), '99, and Tim 

TATE announce the birth of their first 
child, Isabel Leann, on Jan. 27, 2005. 
Isabel weighed 7 lbs., 15 02., and was 
20 inches long. The Tates live in 
Dunedin, Fla., where Tim is vice presi- 
dent of technology for a healthcare 
technology company. 

2000s %; 

IRIS (GRIFFIOEN), '00, and Erik 
MEULMAN announce the birth of 
their daughter, Julia, on Nov. 18, 2005. 
Julia joins big sister Anna, 2. The 
Meulman family lives in Meppel, 
Netherlands. 

DANIEL ARWE, '00, 

and Jana Wienken were 

married July 1, 2005. 

The Arwes live in 

Colorado Springs, 

Colo., where Daniel 

works for New Hope 

International and Jana Jana Arwe 

works for Compassion International. 



MINDY (BAKER), '00, and Peter 
MCKECHNIE have moved to Tulsa, 
Okla., where they are serving at 
Redeemer Covenant Church. 





Peter and Mindy McKenchinie 

TYLER, '00, and STACIE 
(NOURSE), '02, SURA announce the 
birth of their first child, Bjorn David, 
on Oct. 23, 2005. Bjorn weighed 7 lbs., 
5 02., and was 20 inches long. 

SUSAN (BAKER) and JOHN OTT, 

both '01, announce the birth of their 

second child, 

Aidan Michael, 

on July 19, 2005. 

Aidan weighed 9 

lbs., 12 02., and 

was 21 V2 inches 

long. He joins big ' 

brother Liam. 

The Otts live in 

Landsdale, Pa., where John is manager 

for a large distribution center and Susan 

stays at home while pursuing an M.A. 

degree in counseling at Biblical 

Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pa. 

JENNY NORTON, '01, and Emmett 
Long of Gainesville, Ga., were married 
April 24, 2004. Her bridesmaids were 
members of the Class of 2001 as well: 
ERICA (HERMAN) VANDER- 
GRIFF, BRENDA (JORDAN) NID- 
IFFER, and LISA BOEHMER. 




Liam and Aidan 
Ott 



gram at Denver Seminary. Allison 
works at Foothills Bible Church as an 
administrative assistant to the adult 
ministries pastor. 





Aiden and Chloe Wesson 

CHRIS and RACHEL (PIERCE) 

WESSON, both '05, announce the 
birth of their daughter, Chloe, on Aug 
28. Chloe joins big brother Aiden, 1. 
The Wesson family recently moved 
from Dayton, Tenn., to Punta Gorda, 
Fla. 

COURTNEY 
ROBERTS, 

'04, and Ross 
Allen were 
married in 
September 
2005, and have 
moved to Piano, Ross and Courtney 
Texas. Ross Roberts 

works as a senior analyst with Comerica 
and Courtney is returning to school to 
get her teaching certification so she can 
teach special needs children. Courtney 
and Ross met at the Summit at Bryan 
several years ago. Bryan friends in the 
wedding party were AUBRE MJOL- 
HUS, '04; KARA KROGEL, '04; 
FAITH (PHANEUF), '04, 
CARTER; ASHLEY MAY, '04x; and 
HEIDI (SEERA), '04x, MAXWELL. 
Also at the wedding were TAYLOR 
SMITH, '04; HENRY BARRIOS, 
'04; MATT LEFEVER, '05; BEKA 
BYRER, '05; and Steve Orner. 



WHITNEY (MCCHRISTIAN), 
'04x, POINTEVINT and her hus- 
band, Jonathan announce the birth of 
their daughter, Canaan Lee, on Aug. 31, 
2005. Although | 
she was born 
four weeks 
early, Canaan 
weighed 5 lbs., 
12 oz., and was 
19 inches long;. 




Canaan Pointevint 



Jonathan is in the Navy and was out to 
sea the majority of the year, but made 
it home five days before Canaan was 
born. They are stationed at the Naval 
Operations Base in Norfolk, Va., and 
are youth leaders at their church. 



ANDREW 
BRUBAKER, 

'05, and April 

Batton were 

married Oct. 1. 

2005, in West 

Alexandria, 

Ohio. The 
Brubakers live 
in Nashville, Tenn. 




Andrew and April 
Brubaker 



DISHON SMITH and DEANNA 
STOLTZFUS, both '05, were married 
Dec. 30, 2005, in Johnson City, Tenn. 
The Smiths live in Johnson City. 



With the Lord 

NEVADA (GENTRY) COP- 
PINGER, '36x, of Sale Creek, Tenn., 
died Jan. 7. She is survived by a son. 

DR. BENNETT HALL, '38x, of 

Winchester, Ky, died in September, 



2005. He is survived by his wife MAE 
(WELLS), '38x, HALL. 

GWEN (HAY) WYLLIE, '45, died 
Jan. 18. She was the widow of 
ALBERT E WYLLIE, '44. She is 
survived by her daughter, DIANA 
(WYLLIE) RIGDEN, '68; son 
JOHN E WYLLIE, '72; and brother 
IAN HAY, '50. 

Word has been received of the death of 
RANKIN TYLER, '49x, in January 

2005. 

Word has been received of the recent 
death of WILLIAM BISHOP, '49. He 
is survived by his wife, ROSALIE 
(ZIEMER), '49x, of Reed City, Mich. 

DONALD VITTNER, '50x, died in 
December 2004. He is survived by his 
wife, GLORIA (CLOER) VIT- 
TNER, '48, and four children. 

NORMA (NANDREA) CAMP- 
BELL, '59, died Jan. 30, at her home 
in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, 
Canada. She is survived by her hus- 
band, KEN CAMPBELL, '56, and 
five children. 

JAMES MICHAEL EDGAR, '00, of 

Wake Forest, N.C., died Feb. 2. He is 
survived by his wife and two children. 

CORRECTION: In the Winter Bryan 
Life we misspelled Tom Williams' name. 
Tom, '61, recently retired as a United 
Methodist minister after serving 
churches in South Carolina between 
1978 and 2005. We apologize for the 
error. 



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faculty/staff n()tes 



Members of the Biblical Studies faculty 
attended the Evangelical Theological 
Society and Evangelical Philosophical 
Society meetings in Columbia, S.C., in 
March. Dr. Paul Boling, Dr. Doug 
Kennard, and Mr. Alan Corlew pre- 
sented papers at the meetings. Dr. 
Boling's topic for EPS was "Animals, 
the Fall and Pain." Dr. Kennard spoke 
on "Jesus as Judge (A Gospel and 
Second Temple Study)" for ETS, and 
"Biblical Anthropology as a Creation 
and Revelation Framework for Doing 
Bio-Ethics: Focusing on the Image of 
God" for EPS. Mr. Corlew spoke on 
"The Epistle of James as Corrective to 
Christian Postmodernisms" for ETS. 

Dr. Steve DeGeorge presented five 
seminars at the Association of 
Christian Schools International conven- 
tion in Birmingham, Ala., in January. 
His topics included Christian schools 
and the news media, Curriculum devel- 
opment, helping grieving students, the 
assessment-improvement cycle, and 
teaching reading in content areas. He 
chaired an ACSI accreditation team site 
visit to St. Andrews School at Wears 
Valley Ranch, Sevierville, Tenn., in 
February. Miss Laura Kaufmann was 
a member of the site visit team. 

Dr. David Fouts has been selected to 
write an article on "Numbers, Large 
Numbers," for the new InterVarsity 
Press Dictionary of Old Testament 
Historical Books. Each topic in the 
book will be written by the scholar con- 
sidered to be the top in that field. 

Dr. Beth Impson had an article pub- 
lished in the January- February issue of 

Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity ', 



titled "Daze of Their Wives," a review 
of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique 
for the journal's series called Book 
Returns, a series of reviews of influen- 
tial books from the past 50 years. Dr. 
Impson also is acting as an outside 
reviewer for submissions to Touchstone. 

Dr. Dana Kennedy has been elected 
to the Regional Health Council of Rhea 
County. She also has been chosen to be 
a member of a pilot testing workshop 
group for a new Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention study 
"Increasing Adult Immunization: What 
Works?" 

Dr. Ray Legg was the featured chapel 
speaker at David Brainerd Christian 
School in Chattanooga, and spoke dur- 
ing the morning worship service at 
Garrison Baptist Church in Dayton in 
January. 

Dr. Stephen Lives ay spoke at 
Westminster Christian Academy in 
Huntsville, Ala., in December. 

Dr. David Luther attended the 
Carmen Balthrop Voice Master Class at 
Covenant College in February, for 
which his student, Daniel Spivey, a 
Bryan junior, performed. 

Dr. Sigrid Luther presented a session 
tided "Developing Essential Skills 
Through Church Music" for the 
Chattanooga Music Teachers 
Association in February. 

Mr. Lloyd Milligan attended the 
Christian Conference on Culture and 
Diversity in America at Oral Roberts 
University, Tulsa, Okla., in November. 



Dr. Ray Smith has had an article pub- 
lished in the November/December 
2005 issue of Tri-Cities Regional M.D. 
News. The title of the article is 
"Physician Leadership," and is the first 
in a series to address the leadership cli- 
mate within the rapidly changing health 
care environment. 

Mr. John Stonestreet spoke at the 
ACSI Mid-Atlantic Senior High 
Leadership Conference (New Jersey); 
YWAM Discipleship Training School 
(Magadan, Mexico); Tennessee 
Christian Teen Convention 
(Gatlinburg); Compass Youth 
Leadership Conference (New Zealand); 
Dayton, Tenn., Foursquare Church, 
ACSI teachers' conference (North 
Carolina); WinShape College 
Scholarship Program (Georgia); teach- 
ers' in-service training at Loganville 
Christian School (Georgia); Atmore 
Christian School, Atmore, Ala., Spiritual 
Emphasis Week and parents meeting; 
Mt. Bethel Church, Atlanta, Ga., youth 
and men's meetings; and banquet and 
teacher workshop for Isaac Newton 
Christian School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Mrs. Tami Tullberg attended the 
Tennessee Association of College 
Stores annual convention in Pigeon 
Forge. She was appointed to the TACS 
board. 

Dr. Charles Van Eaton spoke on the 
topic "What's To Blame for Rising 
Health Care Costs" as part of a panel 
presentation to members of the Texas 
State Legislature and staff in January. 



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memory ot 


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in memory of 




Carlton and Joan Norris 


Marble Hensley 


Daniel and Joan Dale 


Dr. Karl Keefer, Jr. 




James and Diana Quinn 


Marble Hensley 


Edwin and Joanne Hollatz 


Dr. Karl Keefer, Jr. 




Joseph and Susan Johnson 


Marble Hensley 


Kenneth and Alice Hurley 


Dr. Karl Keefer, Jr. 




Donald and Celia Robinson 


Marble Hensley 


Lawson Properties-John D. Lawson 


, Jr. John D Lawson, Sr. 




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Harriett Anderson 




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Hannah Leigh Combs 




Zachary A. Smith 


Marble Hensley 


Daniel and Joan Dale 


Theodore Mercer 




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Marble Hensley 


Constance Boeddeker 


Theodore Mercer 




Hygun Group, Inc. 


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Community Bank, N.A. 


Alice Mercer 


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